By November, according to Gotta Be Mobile, these handsets will be strutting with the soon to fade out JB 4.3, the wholesale dispatch courtesy of Telstra. That is right, Aussies on the giant network provider will get a first taste of the KitKat 4.4 predecessor.
It is understood too that Jelly Bean 43 update in Australia will come ahead of its scheduled landing in the United States.
As expected, the upgrade will allow the Note 2 and the GS3 to mirror many of the new TouchWiz features that the GS3 was stuffed with when in was first rolled out in April this year, bannered by the sensor-driven Smart device functions.
Yet more importantly for the millions of Android and Samsung fans, the jump will afford better system stability and security with promises of significant user interface tweaks plus some more features that would allow JB 4.3 to measure up with Apple's new iOS 7.
Reports have been suggesting too that the major package included in the update is Google's supposed ending of the Android fragmentation, which should allow old-generation handsets on the platform to chew up the mobile OS with ease or at least with less issue.
For Samsung, however, the update marks the coming compatibility of the Note 2, the GS3 and the GS4 with the recently issued Galaxy Gear, which was unpacked in September with the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3.
By porting JB 4.3 to the three devices, the South Korean tech giant is fulfilling two pledges it earlier made. The first one is its promise to extend many of the GS4 features to compatible Galaxy models. Their arrival, of course, will mostly depend on hardware specs.
Also, with the latest Jelly Bean, the Galaxy maker is realising its visions of pairing the Galaxy Gear with other builds outside of the Note 3. Connecting via Bluetooth, the Gear was initially a Note 3 accessory that allows users to check messages, take and make calls without pulling out phablet.
Soon enough, the Note 3 will be joined by other Galaxy phones. It remains unclear if Samsung plans to add more models possibly from the mid-range and entry-level collections.
But it may not be necessary at all as reviews so far of the Galaxy Gear are largely critical of the smart watch, with numerous experts labelling the product as not smart enough to become a stand-alone device.
Others score Samsung for the Galaxy Gear's asking price, which at $300 is deemed exorbitant for a watch that hardly is a compelling buy for most consumers.
No definite date is set by Telstra on when the Jelly Bean 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy smartphone will be release though according to GBM, the November 2013 schedule is in line with Google's global distribution calendar for the latest Android.
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